After we consider lenses, we often consider chunks of metallic or plastic with glass components inside them. If any individual says “picket lens” to us, we often consider CNC or laser-cut fashions of lenses that don’t even have any optical properties and are merely chunks of wooden that resemble a lens. However not this time. Oh, no. This one’s a picket lens, with glass optics that truly works.
And who do you assume made this lens a actuality? Yup, that’s proper, bizarre lens king, Mathieu Stern, who teamed up with the parents at Hungarian photographer lens creator, Bizarre Lenses, to convey the lens to life and no matter the way it would possibly see – which appears fairly good – it appears fairly superior, too!
The optics are based mostly on the Tremendous-Takumar 55mm f/2 M42 mount lens. It’s a fairly nice lens (I’ve one myself) however not very costly so far as outdated sought-after glass is worried. The lens was shipped to Bizarre Lenses by fellow Hungarian photographer, Hispan, and when it arrived they instantly began engaged on changing the lens to convey Mathieu’s imaginative and prescient to actuality.
The whole construct is documented as a montage in Maathieu’s video and it even comes full with a magnetic lens cap. It’s nonetheless M42 mount and might simply be used on Mathieu’s Sony cameras with using an adapter. Even the aperture ring nonetheless works, having additionally been swapped out fully with a brand new picket one.
Regardless of the rehousing, the lens appears like its shoots nearly as good because it ever did. And, in fact, a brand new exterior shouldn’t have an effect on how the optics work in any respect. Nevertheless it certain appears much more fairly on the skin. Mathieu mentions within the video that in a visit to Switzerland to check it out, it acquired a lot of discover from folks within the space at any time when he was taking pictures it.
A really cool and enjoyable lens conversion!